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■(TB) 'Millionaire'

1958, Brizendine

'Millionaire' (Roy Brizendine, R. 1956). Seedling B-56-54. TB, 35-36" (89-91 cm). Midseason late bloom. Color Class-Y4, Yellow-toned bicolor. Standards cocoa (M & P 7-12-Falls golden glow (9-6-L), edged gypsy (6-12-B). 'Changing Lights' x seedling 41-52: ('Arab Chief' x 'Bryce Canyon'). Tell 1958. Honorable Mention 1958, Judges Choice 1959; Award Of Merit 1960; Franklin Cook Cup 1962.

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millionaire1-16Photo by Mike UnserPhoto by HIPS ArchivesPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mike UnserPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto scanned from the 1976 Cooleymillionaire flPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


From Tell’s Iris Garden catalog, 1958: MILLIONAIRE (Roy Brizendine, Topeka, Kans.). Midseason-Late. 36 inches. (Changing Lights: ((Mattie Gates x Ola K.) x (Ola K.)) x (((Golden Age x Prairie Sunset) x (Midwest Gem x Dore) x P. Sunset)) x (Sunset Serenade))) x (Arab Chief x Bryce Canyon). Glamorous golden brown bicolor. Standards Cocoa (M & P 7-12 E), Falls Golden Glow (9-6-U edged Gypsy (61-2-B). Almost a self. Very wide, full, nicely shaped and enough ruffling to make it charming. From a hybridizer of long years of experience, but the first he has thought worthy of introduction. H. C. 1956. $25.00.
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1964: MILLIONAIRE (Brizendine '58) ML-36". Glamorous golden brown bicolor. Whole center of flower is aglow with gold; orange gold beard. Newly opened standards & tips of falls light brown, blending into the yellow above falls; standards lightening to golden bronze. A good one to cross with re-bloomers and Horned. AM'60, Franklin Cook Award '62. Involved parentage includes re-bloomers Mattie Gates, Prairie Sunset and Sunset Serenade. Regularly $3.00; on $10 order $2.40; on $25 order $2.10.
'Millionaire' Historic Iris Preservation Society link.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

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Millionaire1.JPGJPG Millionaire1.JPG manage 171 K 15 Mar 2020 - 13:03 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Millionaire2.JPGJPG Millionaire2.JPG manage 156 K 15 Mar 2020 - 13:04 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Millionaire3.JPGJPG Millionaire3.JPG manage 67 K 24 Aug 2021 - 02:21 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MillionaireBHI.JPGJPG MillionaireBHI.JPG manage 94 K 20 Nov 2011 - 00:14 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
millionaire1-16.jpgjpg millionaire1-16.jpg manage 177 K 15 Nov 2020 - 20:32 Main.mikeu  
millionaire1-20.jpgjpg millionaire1-20.jpg manage 190 K 15 Nov 2020 - 20:31 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
millionaire1.JPGJPG millionaire1.JPG manage 353 K 19 May 2016 - 19:58 TerryLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
millionaire3-20.jpgjpg millionaire3-20.jpg manage 164 K 15 Nov 2020 - 20:31 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
millionaire9.JPGJPG millionaire9.JPG manage 304 K 14 Feb 2021 - 13:55 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1976 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
millionaire_fl.jpgjpg millionaire_fl.jpg manage 69 K 13 Aug 2012 - 04:11 IrisP  
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